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Chicago White Sox finally succeed getting over .500

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 23: Yermin Mercedes #73 of the Chicago White Sox gestures after hitting a one-run double against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 23, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - APRIL 23: Yermin Mercedes #73 of the Chicago White Sox gestures after hitting a one-run double against the Texas Rangers during the seventh inning at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 23, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox went into last night’s game with a record of 9-9. They had seven chances prior to get themselves over .500 but went 0-7 in that span. It was tough because we all know how good this team is but they have to go out there and do it. Friday’s game against the Texas Rangers sure was tough but they pulled through and got over .500 for the first time this season.

The Chicago White Sox needed a big win on Friday night in order to start a winning streak.

The win was their second in a row. They had an off day and a snow day in between this game and their most recent game so everyone was fresh. Dylan Cease’s stuff was nasty looking but he had a hard time controlling it. He went only 3.1 innings before turning it over to the bullpen.

He was responsible for two runs against. A lot of issues with command led to some walks and hits but his stuff is so nasty that it also afforded him five strikeouts. Getting the control down early in ballgames is the biggest issue right now but he is so close.

Their offense got out to a 5-0 lead. Jumping on former White Sox prospect Dane Dunning was the key to the game and getting them the start they needed. It wouldn’t hold, however, as the game was tied at 6 after the sixth inning. The White Sox got three more runs thanks to some late-game heroics and won the first contest of the series.

There were a few notable bats in this game. Yermin Mercedes went four for four. He had three RBIs and one runs scored to help the White Sox win the ballgame. Yoan Moncada was just as impactful as he went three for four with a walk, run scored, and three RBIs. It was capped off with Moncada hitting a home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the Sox that little bit of extra cushion.

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The win wasn’t as easy as it looked like it was going to be after the third inning was over but they got the job done. Good teams find ways to win games and the White Sox managed to do so during this one. They are back in action tonight with Dallas Keuchel on the mound.

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